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Re: Shakespeare's Sonnets and the Court of Navarre
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.1236  Friday, 4 December 1998.

From:           Werner Habicht <
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Date:           Thursday, 3 Dec 1998 17:47:57 +0100
Subject: LLL and the Heptameron
Comment:        SHK 9.1211 LLL and the Heptameron

The semi-cryptological main thesis of David Honneyman's *Shakespeare's
Sonnets and the Court of Navarre* (1996) mentioned by Karen
Peterson-Kranz is that the Sonnets are really the translation of a
(lost) French original composed in the 1570s by Agrippa d'Aubigne, whose
personae (rival poet, dark lady, etc.) had their real-life equivalents
at the Court of Navarre and are as such also impersonated in the main
characters of some French source of LLL. I wonder what critical
response, if any, has been elicited by that thesis.

Werner Habicht

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